Umbrella Tree Fig
The large leaves can reach the size of a dinner plate and lend a tropical touch to any room. Already popular in Japan, this verdant Ficus is likely to become increasingly well-known in Europe.
It can grow quite large over time but can be easily kept to a more manageable size by pruning.
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Care & Size Guidance
The massive leaves of the umbrella ficus require cleaning every so often to remove dust build-up, either using a damp cloth or giving the plant a quick shower with tepid water.
In the wild, the plant can reach impressive heights, however when kept as a houseplant it won’t outgrow its space.
Prefers a bright spot, away from direct sunlight.
The plant prefers that the soil dries out a bit between watering. More mature plants can withstand longer periods of dryness.
Use a fast draining mix, like cactus and succulent mix. Fertilise once a month in the warm months to support green, lush growth.